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Head of Medical Unit Sydney

Applications close
26 Aug 2019

The Medical Unit in Sydney is responsible for medical support and expertise in the area of Women’s and Child Health and care of survivors of Sexual Violence. It also provides a direct link to the field for MSF Australia, mainly through support to communications, fundraising, and the field human resources department. In addition to the Head, the Medical Unit consists of seven staff in total (full and part-time medical and paramedical staff and one department assistant).

The role of the Head of the Medical Unit will be twofold:

  • Contribution to the social mission through medical leadership in MSF OCP; management and clinical guidance of the Medical Unit Sydney under the hierarchical responsibility of the Medical Director MSF OCP based in Paris
  • Strategic and content contribution to the mission of MSF Australia under the oversight of the Executive Director of MSF Australia. S/he will be a member of the Leadership Team of MSF Australia.

The successful candidate will be a Medical Doctor or other health professional with a minimum of three years MSF Field Experience. MSF Coordination or HQ experience is essential. Excellent written and oral English (C2) and good oral French. Capacity and willingness to work outside regular office hours as well as willingness to travel to MSF Field projects and Sydney/Paris for several weeks at a time (approximately 3 months/year away from Sydney).

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia is committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all our staff. We believe that a diverse team helps us better serve those most in need, and we encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for this role, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities

For a copy of the job description including the full selection criteria, please see the attached job description or contact the HR Advisor.
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Applications MUST address individual selection criteria.  You should also write a cover letter indicating why you want to work for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia Ltd and attach a copy of your CV.   

Applications & enquiries to the HR Advisor,

Closing date:   26 August 2019